New travel planning tools to virtually prepare my next trip

In the last few days, I discovered a few neat new tools for planning my next trips.

Now I just need to find out whether I can be bothered sitting in front of my good „old“ P4, 1.5 GHz, with not even 1 GB of RAM and torture myself, waiting for all the javascript code to load and parse and eventually allow me to actually DO something… Sometimes I really wonder how it was possible to play all those great graphics computer games on a Commodore 64 almost 20 years ago? Today I have to cross my fingers and hope that my machine will win the performance battle and finally let me draw a line with a few hundred points, without making me start swearing and arguing because it is taking ages for all this to happen. Do I need to adopt and get myself a dual or quad core processor machine that can cope with state-of-the-art requirements of the Web 2.0 world or shall I get some books and a printed map instead. Oh dear I so want my C-64 back!

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  1. Rob Coup

    Sometimes I really wonder how it was possible to play all those great graphics computer games on a Commodore 64 almost 20 years ago?

    Find a C64 or an emulator and you’ll realise how good we have it. One of the best games of my childhood had to be Dune 2, but I played it a few years ago and it was really disappointing. The AI was awful, controls were useless, graphics were nasty, cut-scenes were blech, sound was ick. Should have just stuck to my memories. And Dune2 was in the 386/486 days, let alone C64.

    Unless by „great graphics“ you mean novelty, which I guarantee would wear off in a few hours or days.

    A P41.5 PC (working, with XP, etc) is going for

  2. Rob Coup

    Comments are cropped? Ah. the Euro sign breaks in?

    A P41.5 PC (working, with XP, etc) is going for NZ$50, which you hopefully make in a morning. Save up for a few days and buy something better…

    – Rob 🙂

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